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Cuban migrant recounts nightmare voyage on raft

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:14

Rafter Joel Moreno, left, rescued near Miami, kisses his father Luis Felipe Moreno, right, who left Cuba in the 1980 Mariel boat lift and have been separated since then, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Miami. Moreno, 39, says the men traveled in a homemade raft powered by a boat motor and could see lights off the coast of Florida within six hours of leaving Cojimar, Cuba. The motor ran out of gas before they reached shore. On their second day at sea, a strong wave overturned the raft, dumping all their water and food into the ocean. On Sunday, Moreno decided to break the raft apart, giving each man a piece to hold and try to swim to shore. Authorities have located 11 of the men. Two remain missing. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — For eight days, they had no food or water.


Politics of Ebola tricky for Christie, Cuomo

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:59

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. Word of the quarantine set off a firestorm, but some other states have followed suit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Two ambitious governors — one Republican, one Democrat — known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis, and how it plays out could shape their political futures.


Mom charged in child alcohol death leaves jail

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:57
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A woman whose severely disabled son died after alcohol was put in his IV was released from jail Tuesday after a judge set bail, saying prosecutors couldn't prove she intended to kill the child.

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:56

In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business.


Police Voice New Concerns Amid Few Signs of Broncos Fan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:50
Police are still combing through hours of surveillance footage from Thursday's Broncos game after a 53-year-old father went missing during halftime.

Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:40

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 fill photo people stand in prayer after march in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. School officials concerned about students being waylaid by protests are asking a St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes are not in session to announce whether a white police officer will face charges for the fatal shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old. The decision is expected by mid-November. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — School officials concerned about students being waylaid by protests are asking the St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes are not in session to announce whether a white police officer will face charges for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.


NY voters to decide on digital legislation

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:40

FILE--In this March 12, 2014, bills sit on a legislator's desks in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. If New York voters approve a proposition on the ballot next week, their 213 legislators will join the digital age. Their desks will have computer tablets instead of paper stacks of legislation. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — If New York voters approve proposition No. 2 on the ballot next week, their 213 legislators will join the digital age. Their desks in the ornate chambers of the Capitol will have computers instead of thick stacks of bills.


World Series not gripping to TV viewers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:39

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval lays down shortly after arriving at Kauffman Stadium for a workout Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants and Kansas City Royals are scheduled to play Game 6 of baseball's World Series on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)NEW YORK (AP) — There's a World Series going on, television fans. Not that many people seem to care.


NC payroll company operators indicted in fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:54
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Operators of a North Carolina third-party payroll company have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took more than $11 million from their clients and used it for themselves.

Possible sighting of ambush suspect reported

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:51
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are reporting another possible sighting of the suspect in the deadly ambush of a state trooper.

Arizona jail inmate shot and wounded in botched escape bid

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:46
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jail inmate who managed to slip out of restraints and flee during a routine trip to a Phoenix hospital on Tuesday was in critical condition after being shot and wounded in the foiled pre-dawn escape bid, authorities said. The inmate, identified as 23-year-old Angel Frescas, made the attempt as he and two other Maricopa County jail inmates were being unloaded from a van by two detention officers in front of the county hospital east of downtown Phoenix. ...

More drug cases involving Ferguson officer dropped

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:45
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A review by county prosecutors of drug arrests involving the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed, black 18-year-old in a separate incident has led to the dismissal of a half-dozen felony cases.

Washington city council approves ridesharing rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:45

Transportation app Uber driver Shuki Zanna waits for rides in his limousine in Beverly HillsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington's city council approved a bill on Tuesday regulating app-based ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft in the U.S. capital, a council spokesman said. The bill approved by District of Columbia lawmakers would allow passengers to summon rides using apps on their smartphones. Ridesharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have gained in popularity in dozens of U.S. cities in recent years. ...


Nurse who had Ebola being released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:44

Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, speaks at a news conference as members of her nursing staff look on after being discharged from Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson worked as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died of Ebola at the hospital on Oct. 8. Vinson was one of two nurses who became infected while caring for Duncan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.


Retail skirmish blocks Apple Pay at checkout line

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:43

FILE - In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif. A consortium of retailers called Merchant Customer Exchange plans to offer a rival mobile payment system next year which could direct debit customers’ checking accounts, instead of using a credit card. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast.


Kerry wants Keystone pipeline decision 'sooner rather than later'

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:43

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is seen before boarding his plane at Andrews Air Force Base in MarylandOTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a visit to Canada that he would like to make a decision soon on TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. TransCanada has waited more than six years for the Obama administration to make a decision on the line, which would take as much as 830,000 barrels per day of Alberta tar sands crude to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast. ...


Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:41

Christopher Yuan leads a prayer during the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission National Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Southern Baptists organized the three-day event to strengthen the resolve of Christians preaching the increasingly unpopular view that gay relationships are sinful. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?


Apology letter to be issued over election mailers

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:39

Montana officials said Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, that they are investigating whether mailers like the one shown violated laws by appearing to come from the state. The mailers are part of a Stanford University and Dartmouth College political science research project, and they rate how liberal or conservative the four nonpartisan candidates for Supreme Court are. (AP Photo/Matt Volz) officials are investigating whether mailers sent to Montana voters as part of a Stanford University and Dartmouth college less than two weeks before elections broke state laws.HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College are sending 100,000 letters to Montana residents disavowing election mailers that state officials called deceitful and worried will influence the state's two Supreme Court elections.


Another possible sighting of trooper killing suspect Eric Frein reported

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:29

Another possible sighting of trooper killing suspect Eric Frein reportedState police are reporting another possible sighting of a suspect in the slaying of a state trooper last month who has eluded a massive manhunt for the past month and a half.


California surgeon helps man who delivered him

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:29
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento obstetrician is getting a late thank you from a baby he delivered 45 years ago.